1. Haverford School (2-1)
2. Garnet Valley (2-1)
3. Bonner-Prendergast (3-0)
4. Episcopal Academy (2-1)
5. Springfield (3-0)
6. Academy Park (2-1)
7. Marple Newtown (2-1)
I wrestled with the decision to bump Garnet Valley to No. 2 in favor of Haverford School, which scored 52 points against what is/was considered one of the top programs in Southeastern Pa.
I wrote before season that the Fords could be the top team in Delco when it was all said and done. They’ve played arguably the toughest schedule in the county (West Catholic, Archbishop Ryan and D. East. The Fords are off this week, so it’s conceivable Garnet Valley (or someone else) returns to the No. 1 spot next week.
As a result of Haverford School jumping a few rungs to the No. 1 position, Bonner-Prendergast was pushed out of the second spot despite a 41-0 pasting of an overmatched Palumbo Academy squad. Episcopal Academy lost a thriller to Caravel (Del.) and moves from No. 3 to No. 4.
Nos. 5 and 6 remain the same. Springfield has allowed 21 points in three games and Academy Park took care of business last week with a 33-0 blanking of Sun Valley. Whoever thought 2014 could be a rebuilding year for the Knights has been proved wrong.
Finally, Marple Newtown makes its season Super 7 debut at No. 7. The Tigers have won back to back games including a 59-point display a week ago against Harriton. The Tigers take the place of the team they’re playing this week — Ridley (1-2).